Flashback Friday – Healthy Family-Friendly Dinner Recipes

by Lisa Douglas

Happy TGIF! (And Friday the 13th, eek!) Let’s bring on the healthy family friendly dinner recipes, woohoo!

A few weeks ago while away at the Type-A Conference, I experienced what felt like heartburn in my stomach. Ever since then, every time I eat something with even a smidgeon of fat in it, I experience it again, and it’s NOT FUN. Knowing my options are limited while breastfeeding, I decided to take the easiest solution – eliminate the fat and eliminate the belly ache, right?

So far, it’s been working!

My husband has been watching what I’ve been eating and has began feeling guilty for indulging where I cannot, and has decided to take on this same diet I’m on. At first, he grumbled over feeling hungry “all the time,” which I reminded him was just his metabolism super-boosting. Now he has healthy snacks at the ready for his every couple of hours snack needs, like I do, and he’s doing really well!

It’s hard to always make a second dinner for us, making something yummy and “normal” for the kids but a second, non-kid-friendly healthier option for us, so I decided to focus this week’s Flashback Friday on family-friendly healthy dinner recipes this week, both parent-friendly for us, and kid-friendly for the whole family! Get your clicking finger ready, these are bookmark and Pinterest-worthy recipes!

Kid-Friendly Healthy Recipes

baked honey mustard chicken tenders

Try Rachel’s tantalizing Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders on for size, serving it with fruit instead of fries. Doesn’t that look AMAZING?

clean eating roasted chicken

Try this Clean Eating Roasted Chicken recipe instead of your normal recipe.

chicken bacon ranch quesadillas

I took a popular dinner and healthified it, making it into something delicious, great for everybody, and yum! Try my Healthified Chili’s Bacon Ranch Quesadillas recipe!

Tomato Soup

Heather has a GORGEOUS Tomato Soup recipe that you definitely want to check out!

southwestern turkey soup, tortilla soup, turkey leftovers, south western soup, tex-mex turkey soup

Katja’s Turkey Tortilla Soup recipe has my mouth watering, OH MY!

healthy cheeseburger wraps

Why not try these Healthy Cheeseburger Wraps instead of regular burgers one night for dinner!

healthified corn dogs recipe

Healthy Corn Dogs recipe, anyone?

kid-friendly cheeseburger casserole

Or, why not choose my healthier Cheeseburger Casserole?

clean eating chicken bites

Try these Clean Eating Chicken Bites one night for dinner!

Healthy Parent-Friendly Recipes

spinach proscuitto cantaloupe avocado walnut salad

Hello, gorgeous, aka Spinach Proscuitto Cantaloupe Avocado Walnut salad! Can I haz you now?

Grilled Romaine Lettuce with Feta, Tomato & Olives

Looking forward to trying Jennifer’s scrumptious Grilled Romaine Lettuce with Feta, Tomato and Olives. Yesss!

Self.com has a wonderful Grilled Chicken with Roasted Tomato and Oregano Salsa recipe I plan on trying this weekend!

shrimp tacos with ranchero sauce

Sommer’s Shrimp Tacos with Ranchero Sauce looks DIVINE, doesn’t it?

creamy artichoke chicken salad

Brooke’s Creamy Artichoke Chicken Salad is delicious and inspired me to create something similar in wrap-form. (Will share that recipe soon!)

clean eating asian noodle bowls

This is a clean eating Asian Noodle Bowls recipe that tastes like a healthy chicken soup with PEANUTS! Yum!

crispy baked spicy chicken bites

Try Jennifer’s speecy-Spicy Chicken Bites using sriracha sauce!

peachy chicken stir fry

Tara has created a lovely Peach Chicken Stir Fry that sounds amazing!

Shana’s Spiced Chicken recipe looks like it will please your taste buds, doesn’t it?

Need a side dish? Try Becky’s Roasted Beets, Carrots and Onions recipe. Makes a big enough batch to have as leftovers/lunch!


Do you have any healthy recipes to share? Leave your links in the comments below, I’m ALWAYS looking for new stuff to try, and I’d love to see whatcha got! 🙂

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